Jaymee Haefner is Professor of Harp at the University of North Texas. During her doctoral studies at Indiana University Bloomington, she studied under Distinguished Professor of Music, Susann McDonald. Jaymee was on the faculty at Indiana University Southeast and the Arts Institute in New Albany, Indiana from 2003 to 2006. She has appeared regularly with several orchestras, including the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky and the Bloomington Pops Orchestra in Indiana. Jaymee was recently featured on their compact disc, Hoagy’s Songs, and has also recorded with the acclaimed baritone Daniel Narducci, and the renowned Paraguayan harpist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz. She appears regularly as a soloist and has performed in San Carlos, Mexico; in Moscow, Russia; and at the World Harp Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. Beginning her harp studies in South Dakota with Anna Vorhes, Jaymee continued her education, obtaining her Bachelor of Music (2000) and Master of Music (2001) degrees from the University of Arizona with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin. During that time, she also performed at a reception for President George H. W. Bush. Jaymee has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a first place Lauréate prize at the Madame Dulova International Harp Competition in Moscow, Russia. She was a winner of the President’s Concerto Competition in Tucson, Arizona, playing Ginastera’s Harp Concerto. In 2003, Jaymee also won the Indiana University Harp Concerto Competition playing Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane.